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Taylor R. Genovese

Doctoral student, Arizona State University

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About Taylor

Taylor R. Genovese draws on his background in sociocultural anthropology, political theory, and religious studies as a doctoral student in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD) program at Arizona State University, where he is pursuing his interest in the social imaginaries of human futures on Earth and in outer space. He is currently a Research Associate in the Collaboratory on Religion, Science and Technology at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. His dissertation work focuses on producing a genealogy of futurist discourse surrounding human immortality and space travel. He is tracing the interconnections and distortions of Russian Cosmist political mysticism, as well as the revolutionary art and design of Proletkult, to contemporary tech culture in Silicon Valley. Ultimately, he is interested in the ways in which utopian ideas rooted in human solidarity get transmuted into the egocentric dreams of the wealthy.

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Anthropology Matters! in Brief

Fiona Murphy, Taylor R. Genovese, Vivian Gornik, Jeffrey Omari, Steven G. Harris, Rebecca Prinster, Ipsita Dey, Monesha Carter (2018) | Anthropology News 58(6): e127-e139 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/an.724

“Death is a disease”: Cryopreservation, neoliberalism, and temporal commodification in the U.S.

Taylor R. Genovese (2018) | Technology in Society 54: 52-56 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2018.03.002

Decolonizing Archival Methodology: Combating hegemony and moving towards a collaborative archival environment

Taylor R. Genovese (2016) | AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 12(1): 32-42 | http://dx.doi.org/10.20507/alternative.2016.12.1.3